Although it is popular, it is very accessable, since it is a big place. The wait for a table is tolerable, because they have a great bar and fantastic chips and salsa (save room for the main event).
I have been here many times. They have these jumbo shrimp that are great. They butterfly them, add a sliver of Monterey Jack cheese and sliver of jalapino pepper inside, wrap it in a piece of bacon, and mesquite grill them.
You can order a dish with 5 or 6 of these, with beans and rice. They also have great fajitas. You can get a combination of fajitas and the jumbo shrimp.
Whatever you get, you will get plenty. My wife and I often each get tortilla soup (which is awesome) and share an entree.
Since the place is large, it is VERY loud. This is not the place for an intimate dinner or business discussion. It is the place for food, drink, music, laughs, and fun.
Mariachis' (guitar/violin/vocal) also walk around and play requests (a tip is appropriate). I'll bet they have played 'happy birthday' a million times.
They have daily specials, one is always seafood, and a favorite of my wife.
They recently added valet parking during peak times, which is a nice touch, because parking can involve looking and walking.
The margaritas are very good. They also have a selection of domestic and imported beer.
My 4 year old loves to visit the flour tortilla maker.
There are several locations throughout the metroplex. I mostly go to this one, but food and service are consistent at all locations.
November 11, 2000
From journal Eating in the Dallas Area